2obvious
36 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
I think you're doing it wrong if your life is "lived" on the weekends.

"But...how will I find the time to pet tigers between my workweek conference calls?" you might be wondering. And if so: you won't like me.

Here's to snuggling on Tuesdays after the commute.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment?

Spending entirely too many hours in my home.

Talking to a lot of general contractors.
I’m really good at
Solving word problems. (That is, essentially, my job.)

Being unconventional. (There are those who try, and then there's me.)

Pull-ups, for some odd reason. (Can't touch my toes, though.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Recently, a coworker's been razzing me about having an extremely expressive face?

Long before that, you'll probably note the pauses between answering questions. I think before I speak.

I read somewhere that what you say only makes up a tiny fraction of communication? Except for me, the words coming out of my mouth are 100% of how I try to get a point across. (I'd take a class, if they taught it...)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here's a roadmap.

Books:

I can go through a pile of bad flicks in the time it takes to read one sub-par novel. And I'm all about efficiency. So, despite a freakish literary comprehension, I seldom read for pure pleasure. When I do...
- Coupland has been consistently weird and funny for twenty years. And he writes exceptional dialogue.
- Palahniuk is hit and miss. But his prose is infectiously poetic.
- Hemingway was great with structure and grand themes.
- Rand wrote one decent book, with a solid thesis (but cartoonishly romanticized characters).
- Someone convinced me to check out Franzen recently. I think his social commentary distracts from the narrative, but our personal sensibilities are parallel.

Movies:

I like words, ideas, and nuanced complexities.
- anything by the Nolans, the Coens, or Kaufman
- I Heart Huckabees
- Me and You and Everyone We Know
- Brainstorm
- Pi

Shows:

Mostly "high brow" sit-coms and home renovation shows.
- I actually watched Arrested Development when it was ON. Street cred.
- Peep Show
- The Thick of It
- Archer
- Neon Genesis: Evangelion
- Holmes on Homes
- Income Property

(Podcasts are "shows," too, right?)

- Radiolab
- Real Time (this is what you do when you don't have HBO, folks)
- Stop Podcasting Yourself (where half the joke is placing the references)
- Adam Carolla

Music:

I'm the type who listens to music with his eyes closed wearing obscenely expensive earbuds.

Sure, there's nostalgia. It will go unmentioned.

Then there's the alt-rock I stumbled into while developing my ear as a teen.

- Tori Amos
- Radiohead
- Sunny Day Real Estate
- Rage Against the Machine

After that, I settled into hip-hop. My preferences have taken divergent paths:

British formalism (which eventually progressed from trip-hop to ambient):
- UNKLE
- Dieselboy
- Cinematic Orchestra
- Tim Hecker

Abstract lyricism. It doesn't have to be underground. But the words are the music.
- Lupe
- Skyzoo
- Qwel
- MF DOOM
(a lot of local talent as well, actually)

Food:

Took me a string of painful years to diagnose that dairy is poison to my body.
The six things I could never do without
1) A goal.
2) A plan.
3) A contingency.
4) A willingness to fail.
5) An awareness of when I'm wrong.
6) The openmindedness to adapt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...what it means to be attracted to "funny." Because--with the exception of class clowns and stand-ups--most of us really aren't. But sometimes, one sees women giggling anyway?

I also spend inordinate amounts of time trying to cogently articulate feelings and/or states of mind in ways that rhyme.
On a typical Friday night I am
...doing the same stuff I do every other night, except without the curfew.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I reckon I devote as much thought to home renovation as the average profile on OKC does to travel. (Priorities, I guess.)
You should message me if
You're thoughtful. I'm quite fond of (intoxicated, really) by people who express themselves in terms of ideas, theories, and big pictures. (No ladies take me up on this: so depressing.)

Bonus points if you work in math, science, or books: someone who finds research satisfying.
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